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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Metabolic Syndrome

July 8, 2010 by  

Vitamin D deficiency linked to metabolic syndrome Results of a recent European study suggest that older individuals with vitamin D deficiency may be at an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome—a condition that includes high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, unhealthy blood sugar levels and high cholesterol.

For the study, a research team from the University Medical Center in Amsterdam examined nearly 1,300 older men and women of Dutch decent. A total of 37 percent of the study participants had metabolic syndrome.

After taking blood samples and adjusting for various risk factors, lead author Marelise Eekhoff and her colleagues found that patients who had insufficient serum levels of vitamin D had a 32 percent greater risk of being diagnosed with the condition than those with adequate levels.

Participants who had large waistlines and low levels of good cholesterol (HDL) were most likely to have a vitamin D deficiency.

"Because metabolic syndrome increases the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, an adequate vitamin D level in the body might be important in the prevention of these diseases," said Eekhoff.

Metabolic syndrome currently affects one out of every four adults.
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  • http://www.formor.com/170205 Gail Blair

    A recent article I read said in the USA we are close to 90% Vit D defecient. It is a major cause of disease!!!

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  • bookdad

    I beg to differ. The premise of the report is that there is a corollary between obese, low LDL patients and Vitamin D deficiency. While this may be a remote possibility for a few of the patients, other factors are probably involved that were not screened out like eating habits, exercise regimen, types of food eaten, prior disease, and if the vitamin d ingested was actually being used by the body for interim problems. To lend credibility to such a narrow minded “study” is not in keeping with proper science. Additionally Vitamin D has been promoted by processors to line their pockets. The FDA has “laws” that require it in any milk that is altered in any way, it is added to literally hundreds of foods, mixes, cereal etc without real research. Why? Because lobbyists employed by these processors are paying FDA folks to promote it. I wonder if this “research” was funded directly or indirectly by these processors. While it is true that the vitamin is essential for certain bodily processes, the quantity that proponents claim is required is extreme. There are several bad diseases tied to a minute bacterium that uses Vitamin D to hide itself from the body’s defenses. This foaming at the mouth crusade to make everyone ingest large quantities of vitamin D regardless of their personal preference reminds me of Fluoride introduction in the water systems back in the early 1960′s and what a mistake that was! What happened to freedom of choice and “it’s my body”??

    • B MCCOY

      BookDad: Once was more than ENOUGH !! Nobody is forcing you ( are you AMA ??) to take anything !!! DOCTORS ARE DUPES

    • s c

      Bookdaddude, your first mistake was to trust FDA’s ‘science.’ Your second mistake was to present yourself as an FDA camp-follower. I won’t waste my time or yours concerning your third mistake.
      Know that true science and the FDA are diametric opposites. If you have complete faith in the FDA, I hope you have a superior type of health insurance, as you will need it.
      Open your mind. It’s not too late to convert and reject the FDA orthodoxy. All it takes is an open mind and a dedication NOT to to be a government tool.
      Or, you can surrender to the FDA’s duh, and reject the idea that MANY people need to take more Vitamin D. After all, when Herr Obummer’s healthcare kicks in, nothing can go wrong, eh? He’ll take care of you . . .

  • bookdad

    I beg to differ. The premise of the report is that there is a corollary between obese, low LDL patients and Vitamin D deficiency. While this may be a remote possibility for a few of the patients, other factors are probably involved that were not screened out like eating habits, exercise regimen, types of food eaten, prior disease, and if the vitamin d ingested was actually being used by the body for interim problems. To lend credibility to such a narrow minded “study” is not in keeping with proper science. Additionally Vitamin D has been promoted by processors to line their pockets. The FDA has “laws” that require it in any milk that is altered in any way, it is added to literally hundreds of foods, mixes, cereal etc without real research. Why? Because lobbyists employed by these processors are paying FDA folks to promote it. I wonder if this “research” was funded directly or indirectly by these processors. While it is true that the vitamin is essential for certain bodily processes, the quantity that proponents claim is required is extreme. There are several bad diseases tied to a minute bacterium that uses Vitamin D to hide itself from the body’s defenses. This foaming at the mouth crusade to make everyone ingest large quantities of vitamin D regardless of their personal preference reminds me of Fluoride introduction in the water systems back in the early 1960′s and what a mistake that was! What happened to freedom of choice and “it’s my body”??

  • carol

    A few months ago my sister mentioned her lack of Vitimin D and a possibility of that being one factor for her breast cancer. I decided to have my Dr. check me with blood test for vitimin D. I was very low so I was prescribed a 50000 IU once a week. I took this subscription for about six weeks and as I read about the different vitimin D I found out D3 Cholecalciferol is the one to take. I purchased a supplement of vitimin D3 1000 IU for about $3 at Walmart. When I had my last blood work done my Vitimin D was OK. range.
    Please read about Vitimin D 3 the main way is getting this thru the skin by sun. I read that in Canada the government has everyone take vitimin D. In reading I find many problems from lack of Vitimin D3.

  • Eileen

    Over the past ten or so years I was starting to feel really bad physically and couldn’t figure out what was going on. Needless to say I got very depressed about it and ended up on medicine for that. In 06′ I was finally diagonosed with what they call Fibromyalgia and thought it was a joke disease. Unfortunately I have no other alternative by which to call it so I’m stuck. I have been checked for Lupus and I have a sensetivity to sunlight and any bright lights, my ANA levels are 1:160 which I guess is high?? to one Doctor but not another and I still don’t know what drains my body of any and all get-up and go. Somedays I hurt so bad that I could swear that I was just beat up and left for dead. And in all the weardest places;upper chest top of forarms…..anyway, I just recently found out that I was deficient in vitamin D. When I found out I started taking D3 and instead of the recommended dose of 400 IU’s (international units) I have been on 6000 units starting at the recommended 2000 per pill. I use Costco Brand Gel Caps. I worked my way up to 6000 over a period of 4 weeks and I feel so much better just over all that I’m blown away. My fibro still hurts and the more I move the more it hurts and I still never know when or where I will be in pain but I do feel better over all. I never thought I would actually feel better taking a vitamin! I can’t go out in the sun anymore but I can still get my vitamins! We are sooooo BLESSED TO LIVE IN SUCH A TIME AS THIS! THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO ALL! EILEEN

  • Ryan

    I started taking a vitamin d supplement (1000 IU per day) and I have noticed an improvement already. This is a great supplement to take as proper supplementation prevents you from getting sick as often, especially if you are prone to a lot of allergies. If you have proper levels of vitamin D in your diet, you are less prone to respiratory illness than you would normally be. Studies have shown that vitamin D supplementation is beneficial in reducing inflammation as well as chronic illnesses. Vitamin D pain treatment can provide great relief.

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